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Hello, how are you?

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Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. I haven't been blogging as much as I use to. Sometimes I feel like my feeling is so hard to describe in words. That's why I'm on Instagram more often, it just feels like pictures are easier to explain. But none the less, I would like to focus on my blog more and keep my personal diary running. 

So in this post, I've decided to choose six of my recent Instagram photo that better describes 
"what I'm up to lately?".


So at the start of the year, my husband and I made a bold decision to move to a new city. We bought our first home and literally re-renovated the whole thing. From Calgary to Vancouver, the transition felt easy to us as my husband was born and raised in Hong Kong and I use to live in Vancouver when I was younger so it always had a sweet spot for me to be in a busy city. The only part that made me feel like this "whole thing" was a bad idea, was the fact that I moved away from my four sisters. Yes, I have four sisters haha. So, because of that - I always find an "excuse" every month to go back to Calgary and visit them - cause you know, "sister fever".  


Once the spring/summer seasons came into town, I began to garnish my home with plants. Just cause, I read about it somewhere where plants help purify the air and the colour "green" is easy on the eyes. So I garnished the crap out of my house to the point that I literally became the new "plant lady". But I have to say, dealing with plants is not easy - it's tough but fun because you have to figure out their "personality".


One of my best friends got married this year in the beautiful area of North Vancouver and she put me in the position of coordinating her wedding. Which at first scared every living cell in my body but I do like "taking control". Her whole vision was absolutely beautiful and I was so happy to coordinate alongside her bridal party and make her wedding dreams come true. Definitely a creativeness I didn't know I had.


My hand essentials have been pretty minimal this year. Every day I rocked out with my simple watch from Medium and my dainty rings from Joie De Cristaux. I feel like every year has its arm vibes and this year I've been really liking Joie De Cristaux, not only are we good friends in person but I feel like our personalities are very similar. Super happy to wear her designs and show the people the local makers and how amazing supporting a local business is. Love you Amanda -xoxo


I don't eat out as much as I use to, cause you know "bills, groceries..." But I always enjoy a good girls night out with my friends in Calgary (ps. we all met through Instagram). We came across, Ten Foot Henry and they are a local restaurant that serves family style dining alongside vegetables being the main anchor. They create unique and distinctive flavours that will get your taste buds saying "wow". But the other thing that made me really happy when I walked in, is the abundance of indoor plants hanging everywhere. I said to myself - Goals! 


So for those of you that have read my blog before or follow me on Instagram - my side focus is Mind The Minimal.  It's a small local business where I handcraft concrete into unique forms and shapes into home ornament/decoration. I make products along the line of planters, ring holders, concrete candles - anything I can think of to mix concrete and minimalism together. I've started MTM roughly a year and a half now and I'm excited to say I finally have fifteen stockists and I'm hoping to expand more this coming year. So please check out our Instagram and let me know what you think.


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Well, this concludes the majority of what happened this year. I hoped you liked this post - I feel like it's different but I'm really liking this way of explaining my Instagram and not just the short captions. 

Follow me at @stephykeung

Let me know in the comments below what your major changes are this year and let me know your Instagram handle - I'll definitely follow you.

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Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. I haven't been blogging as much as I use to. Sometimes I feel like my feeling is so hard t...

Transitioning to Fall with Tobi

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When it comes to fall; I'm all about staying warm, being comfortable and hopefully showing some style. But there are days when it's so hard because the weather could be sunny and plus thirty then suddenly drop down to ten degrees. 

Although the changes are unpredictable, Fall is still my favourite season for fashion. Instead of dressing down, you can layer up to make your style more chic.

So here are a few of my fave outfits this month for the transitioning season with *Tobi
Denim Jacket | Zara
All My Love Halter Shift Dress | Tobi
Denim jackets are a must this season and they're easily paired with a black dress or white tee.
Amber Mesh Shift Dress | Tobi
Uniqlo Black Jegging
Medium Watch

I love the vibe of this mesh dress, it's see through but in an edgy way. You can wear it with a nice ripped black denim or tuck into your jeans and pair it with a fall coat.


Emma Open Back Sweater | Tobi

This sweater has an open back style but my most favourite part is the sleeve and v-shape knits in the front. The wide sleeves make this sweater a fan favourite and it's beautiful slimming effect.


What's your favourite fall outfit this season?



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When it comes to fall; I'm all about staying warm, being comfortable and hopefully showing some style. But there are days when it'...

My Recent Visit to Skoah: Personal Training For Your Skin

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Skoah started in Vancouver in 2001 and they create spa experiences for each individual helping them understand their skin and personalizing different products for different skin conditions. After much success, Skoah is now all across Canada and teaching their knowledge on the skin with their amazing product line.

After my recent visit to Skoah in Willow Park Calgary, I feel like I finally understand my skin a lot more. They are very honest with their products, great knowledge on the skin and lovely at coaching me to better skin.

 So, this was my first time getting my facial done with Skoah and here's a quick review of my experience and the products used.

Facial: Facialiscious 75 min



First Impression: the store was very organized and split into different sections in terms of skin type. I loved how everything was very clean, minimal and easy to understand.



Pricing: moderate and they have this amazing membership program that allows you to save.
It ranges from full, lite and monthly depending on how often you need to go to facials.



Experience: So just like any other facial, you start off by undressing and waiting for the esthetician on the facial bed. My experience started off like a warm burrito, the facial bed was equipped with a nice warming sensation, made me instantly relaxed. The esthetician started off by asking me about my skin condition. She diagnosed my skin concerns by observing and instantly started coaching me about what's good and not good for my skin. As the facial went on with the exfoliating, cleansing, toning, masks and moisturizing - every interval was accompanied with an amazing massage from head to toe.



Favourite Products Used: 

AHA Mask (Exfoliator) 

For this mask, what I really like is the scent and sensation. It's very refreshing, pepperminty and once applied, tingly. It contains AHA which helps with exfoliating and loosening dead skin which helps me strip off the unnecessary dry skin. It's a great way to start to my facial to help me absorb the other products more effectively.


Charcoal Mask 

So as I've mentioned, I have an issue with blackheads and as you all know charcoal is a great product to purify, decongest and draw out impurities. My favourite part of this mask is that it has tea tree oil which acts as an antibacterial to help cleanse and seal the area from unwanted bacteria. I noticed after the application that my skin and nose, in particular, was very clean, brightened my skin tone and my skin didn't feel too tight after. My nose is finally blackhead free!

Hydradew Mask 

And here comes my favourite mask, the hydradew mask. I believe that with skincare in general, as long as you have hydrated cleansed skin - all skin problems should be resolved. And this mask delivers all the hydration you need without any oil-based ingredients.  This mask feels great on the skin, absorbs instantly, cooling and the best part - I left with dewy, glowing skin.






Overall: My experience with Skoah was amazing. From the love of minimal aesthetics with their storefront, amazing customer service, professional/knowledgeable esthetician to absolutely amazing skincare products that are gluten-free, vegan, PETA certified and high-quality olive oil, shea butter, and coconut oils. I'm amazed by how comfortable and relaxed the facial was from beginning to end - I did not want it to end. I love their membership program that helps us as clienteles to save money and set reminders to pamper ourselves and to keep our skin in line. The best part about this facial is that each facial is different, each time they'll personalize a facial for you in terms of what your concerns are at that time. I'm super impressed and I'm totally down to sign up for their membership.



If you're interested in trying Skoah and getting your glow on.


Here's a little treat from Skoah to my viewers.


*This post is a collaboration with Skoah, however the thoughts, opinions and photos are my own.
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